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Militants’ deadline passes

A deadline set by Palestinian militant groups holding an Israeli soldier captive has passed without any change in the uneasy standoff. Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped on June 25 in southern Israel by three militant groups that demanded Israel start releasing Palestinian prisoners by 6 a.m. Tuesday (11 p.m. ET Monday) or suffer the consequences. The statement — from the military wing of Hamas, the Popular Resistance Committees and the Army of Islam — never said what the consequences would be if Jerusalem did not act. Full Story

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